Overnoy in the Mosel: Stein's Radical, Sparkling, Minimalism
2015 Stein Riesling "Ohne" Sekt Brut Nature

Posted by Joe Salamone

What does a group of Danish sommeliers, Ulli Stein, and a bottle of Overnoy all have in common?

They were all present when the idea of Stein's "Ohne" bottling was born.

photo of vineyard

The short version (of this long story) is that a bottle of Overnoy, brought to Stein's estate many years ago by this group of Danes, inspired Stein to try and make his own version of these zero-sulfur bottles.

In the nearly 20 years since Stein has been making these singular Rieslings, they have become something of a curious collector's bottling, an insider's cult wine.

Today, for the first time in five years, we are able to present a small tranche of Stein's Riesling Sekt "Ohne" Brut Nature at the ridiculous price of $39.95 in three-packs.

This is sparkling Riesling at its most delicious and cerebral; the 2015 edition comes to us with well over five years of bottle age, yet the wine shows a driving freshness, a profound mineral complexity with a resinous and firm acidity - this is unquestionably Mosel.

At the same time, Stein's 2015 "Ohne" Sekt also shows serious weight and richness with a rich, savory, saline mid-palate, buoyed and brightened by citrus and a beautiful, green-herbal freshness.

Rest assured, this truly is turn-back-the-clock pricing. Stein's current-vintage Kabinetts are approaching and pushing the $40-mark. Expect future vintages of this sparkling wine to be 40%-50% more expensive. While the wine is a profound value, it is not in great supply. We suggest that you get your orders in early. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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